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RIP Paul Newman

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pat
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Post by pat » Sun September 28th, 2008, 6:21 am

Sad. One of the best. Good looking, good actor, good man.
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Post by alice » Sun September 28th, 2008, 10:12 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]And he had one Hollywood marriage that actually lasted "Til death do us part" with Joanne Woodward, poor woman to have lost her husband after so many years :(

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I love Paul Newman, it's very sad news, but he was married before Joanne Woodward. I believe he has 2 daughters from the first marriage. He was one of the Hollywood greats.

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Post by Leyland » Sun September 28th, 2008, 12:06 pm

He was one of the great ones - Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy, Fast Eddie and on and on. And he was a nice person and extremely generous. Newman and his family definitely cared about people.

He spent an afternoon in McClellanville SC scouting locations for Message in a Bottle almost ten years ago at the time a very close friend of mine had a silk screen T-shirt business. He ate at a restaurant next door and then came over and shot a quick bit of pool on the table in her building. She said he had a ball cap and sunglasses on most of the time, but did dip the glasses down so she could get a look at those marvelous blue eyes of his while she was talking to him.

Wow. Wish I'd been there at the time! I did come by later and she showed me a spot where he leaned on the pool table. I had to touch that spot! Anyway, he was such a cool guy and left a unique legacy behind.
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Post by Ash » Sun September 28th, 2008, 2:42 pm

[quote=""alice""]I love Paul Newman, it's very sad news, but he was married before Joanne Woodward. I believe he has 2 daughters from the first marriage. He was one of the Hollywood greats.[/quote]

I know, but the fact that he and Joanne stayed married for 50 years is nothing to sneeze at.

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Post by princess garnet » Sun September 28th, 2008, 5:43 pm

I read about this in the "Washington Post" online yesterday. Another great actor gone. :(
Newman was the Stage Manager in the play "Our Town" during PBS's "Masterpiece Theater: American Collection" 2003-04 season. It was his first Broadway production in 38 years. I think this may have been among the last of his acting roles.

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Post by Carine » Mon September 29th, 2008, 6:04 am

Very sad news indeed !

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